As the original attack on the K-1 base near Kirkuk starts to look more and more suspect, Trump starts the process of sending an additional 4k troops to the region in order to combat Iran's influence on Iraq.
500 already on the way https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/31/least-500-fort-bragg-paratroopers-deploying-kuwait-amid-baghdad-unrest-officials.html
750 already on the way https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/01/01/750-soldiers-with-82nd-airborne-headed-for-centcom-additional-4000-troops-expected-to-deploy-as-iran-tensions-mount/
Iraqis dig in https://www.france24.com/en/20200101-pro-iran-protesters-dig-in-outside-us-embassy-in-baghdad
attack on K-1 base https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-12-27/iraqi-military-base-housing-us-forces-attacked-with-rockets-statement
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